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Bachmann: Obama’s Policies Are Fitting America’s 19 And 20-Year-Olds ‘With Shackles And Chains’

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bachmann-glasses.jpgThis past weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on the Northern Alliance Radio Network show, hosted by conservative bloggers John Hinderaker and Brian Ward. During the interview, Bachmann said she was “concerned” that debt resulting from President Obama’s policies are fitting “the current 19 and 20-year-olds” with “shackles and chains.”

To support this, Bachmann then claimed that today’s youth will face a tax rate of “65 percent or higher” because of Obama:

BACHMANN: Well, I tell you what I am concerned about are the current 19 and 20-year-olds that are going to hold this debt. And it’s the mother of all ironies, John and Brian, that the kids who voted en masse for Barack Obama are the ones being fitted with shackles and chains. And they’re going to wake up one morning and find out that their tax rate is 65% or higher. Who is going to get out of bed in the morning if you realize that two-thirds or more of your day is spent earning money? You are working for Uncle Sam and you keep very little.

Continuing her paranoid fearmongering, Bachmann then claimed that Obama’s plans to institute a cap-and-trade program to reel in greenhouse gas emissions will turn Americans into “servants to government”:

BACHMANN: About every 30 years you see a huge piece of legislation that has the potential to change our country forever, that’s what this global warming tax is, the cap and trade. This is the piece of legislation of our time that could change our country forever and that’s why people need to recognize that government will be given control over almost every activity of your life and then we will become servants to government to pay for this level of control. It’s very frightening, the energy tax.

Listen here:

This isn’t the first time Bachmann has used over-the-top rhetoric to attack efforts to move to a clean energy economy. “I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back,” said Bachmann in March. “Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing.”

Additionally, Bachmann has a record of implying that Obama is seeking to enslave Americans. Last month, she claimed that the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which Obama signed, had provisions for “re-education camps for young people.”

Transcript:

BACHMANN: Well, I tell you what I am concerned about are the current 19 and 20 year olds that are going to hold this debt. And it’s the mother of all ironies, John and Brian, that the kids who voted en masse for Barack Obama are the ones being fitted with shackles and chains. And they’re going to wake up one morning and find out that their tax rate is 65% or higher. Who is going to get out of bed in the morning if you realize that two-thirds or more of your day is spent earning money? You are working for Uncle Sam and you keep very little.

HOST: Yeah, the Obama administration is selling our children’s future to the Chinese.

BACHMANN: They are. They are, and our opportunities. And that’s what, to me, that’s what the moral issue is of our day because where is the moral ability to be able to be an entrepenuer when that’s being punished? Where is the opportunity to go and succeed financially when government says no you’re the one who is making the mistake by succeeding financially, we’re going to take your money away. But what’s worse is what you had said, how they are already obligating the next generation to pay for not even good expenditures. These are just embarassing expenditures.

HOST: Stupid like that stimulus bill.

BACHMANN: Yes, stupid. It’s indefensible the spending.

HOST: You know, Michele, I was one of those people who believed that the Obama administration would turn out to be relatively cautious. Not so radical. I thought that Obama’s…

BACHMANN: You weren’t paying attention to what he was saying then, John, clearly.

HOST: Well, his voting record, you know.

BACHMANN: Well, no wonder you don’t get into trouble.

HOST: But obviously I was wrong.

BACHMANN: But you admit it, good for you. A man of character.

HOST: Yeah, no, I have been stunned frankly by how far…

BACHMANN: The overreach.

HOST: left, how radical the Obama administration has been. How about you, I mean?

BACHMANN: Don’t expect, no I, I did, I have to say, I expected it and that’s why during the course of the campaign I got into a lot of trouble because I expressed my view that I was very concerned about what he may be doing once he gets the ability to be in office. And we’re seeing that come true before our eyes. I think be prepared to see continual overreaching. I think that they have everything now. They control every lever of power now in Washington. Republicans are for all practical purposes irrelevant other than making our case. They’re going for the brass ring. You will see them, I believe, for the next 100 days, try to advance socialized medicine. Full bore. And you will see them try to advance the global warming tax. The global…about every 30 years you see a huge piece of legislation that has the potential to change our country forever, that’s what this global warming tax is, the cap and trade. This is the piece of legislation of our time that could change our country forever and that’s why people need to recognize that government will be given control over almost every activity of your life and then we will become servants to government to pay for this level of control. It’s very frightening, the energy tax.

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